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Old 12-12-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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I was looking at a site called CharleyProject.org, which is devoted to chronicling missing persons reports. When looking through the Alaska section, I noticed a disturbing trend: a very good deal of the cases are from the town of Nome, AK. Nome might not be a tiny village, but the it popped up quite a few times for a town of its size. Eerily, two of the people appear to be father (The Charley Project: Olin Apatiki) and son (The Charley Project: Eric M. Apatiki) who disappeared almost a decade apart. Many of the pages include this caveat:

"Approximately 20 Native Alaskan people have vanished or died under questionable circumstances in the Nome area since the 1960s. Authorites opened a probe into their deaths and disappearances, but they do not believe a serial predator was involved."

Nome is probably a pretty hazardous place to live, but it seems to be overrepresented among Alaskan towns in terms of missing persons reports. I tried Google searching and a lot of the results were about alien abductions...call me crazy, but I think there's a different explanation.

Do any Nome natives have any possible answers about this? Could it just be a coincidence? It sure seems strange that such a small town would have so many of these cases, let alone with all the people involved being Native Alaskan.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Here you go:

The Fourth Kind (2009) - IMDb
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Damn you all for beating me to posting that!!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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I don't know, aliens seem pretty far-fetched. A more 'earthly' explanation seems far more likely:


Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot Film- Bill Munns Analysis - YouTube
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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In reality the OP asked a serious question. Then there is a movie that show illegal aliens from another planet doing things like that around Nome (based on a real story about one of the disappearances).

That said, in Alaska there always are people missing.
http://dps.alaska.gov/ast/abi/bulletin.aspx

Some get lost and never found, some go out there hoping to find people who are lost, and become lost themselves.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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So in 50 years 20 people have died or went missing in Nome? That's not that many. I wonder if anyone has posted the results of how many people have driven a snow machine into a hole on the river ice and have never been found? Or the case of Dr. Kenneth Hunter who was convicted of murder in Egegik even though no bodies or remains were ever located? Lots of people go missing in Alaska every year and are never seen again.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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I wonder if the Anjikuni Mystery in Nunavut Canada is related? Everybody in the village vanished, supposedly.

Village of the Dead: The Anjikuni Mystery | Mysterious Universe
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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It's the Ignaugalurauks!
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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The reality of the situation is that in the dead of winter with alcohol involved, people are likely to go missing. At least, that was the finding of the FBI investigation from what I've read.
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